A person accused of plotting a mass capturing and focusing on sorority members at an Ohio faculty was arrested and charged with an tried hate crime, the Division of Justice announced Wednesday.
Prosecutors mentioned Tres Genco, 21, of Hillsboro, Ohio, allegedly deliberate to shoot ladies on the college, which they didn’t title. He is been charged with one depend of making an attempt to commit a hate crime and one depend of illegally possessing a machine gun. If discovered responsible, he may resist life in jail for the hate crime cost and as much as 10 years for the weapons cost.
Final March, officers looking out Genco’s residence found a firearm with a bump inventory, which is used to shoot a number of bullets in a row, loaded magazines, physique armor, and packing containers of ammunition contained in the trunk of his car, officers mentioned. Inside his house, they found a Glock-style 9mm semi-automatic pistol with no producer’s marks or serial quantity, which makes the gun untraceable, they added.
Prosecutors mentioned Genco is a self-proclaimed “incel,” which is described as a web-based neighborhood of “involuntary celibates” who search to commit violence in opposition to ladies.
In a single submit, Genco alleged he sprayed a number of ladies with a water gun stuffed with orange juice, citing Elliot Rodger, who killed six folks and injured 14 others outdoors of a College of California, Santa Barbara, sorority home in 2014.
Prosecutors mentioned Genco attended Military Primary Coaching at Fort Benning in Georgia from August by means of December 2019 and ceaselessly posted on a well-liked incel web site, sustaining a profile from July 2019 by means of mid-March 2020.
Genco allegedly conducting surveillance on the faculty on January 15, 2020, officers mentioned. On the identical day, they mentioned, he allegedly searched on-line, “the way to plan a capturing crime” and “when does making ready for a criminal offense develop into try?”